New Writing Workshops to Launch in Jersey City Heights!


WRITE IN THE HEIGHTS is launching on March 11th! The new home for the area’s writers and lovers of literature will feature:

  • Writing workshops in prose and poetry for beginner and continuing writers
  • One day workshops to practice elements of craft
  • Monthly writing gatherings, to write, snack, drink and share
  • Readings and open mics
  • Full editing services will also be available

WRITE IN THE HEIGHTS will host its first Write Night on Wednesday, March 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Drinks, snacks and writing prompts will be served.

The first prose workshop will begin on March 17th and will run for seven weeks, covering character, plot and dialogue development for fiction and non-fiction stories. An open-genre workshop will run for six weeks on Mondays in April, providing writers a space to practice, play and share.

All workshops and events will be held at the new party rental space, As U Wish, at 74 Bowers Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307.

WRITE IN THE HEIGHTS is founded by ELIZABETH ARGELIA LEONARD, writer, educator and editor. Elizabeth has been leading creative writing workshops for adults and children in New York City for more than a decade. She holds a Masters in novel writing from City University London and a BA in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from NYU. She has been trained in the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, teaching arts for social justice, and restorative justice practices. This summer, she will be trained in yoga and mindfulness instruction and hopes to continue to incorporate healing practices in her facilitation. She is thrilled to bring this experience and her joy for writing to Jersey City.

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